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1.58% growth
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4.61% growth
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1.34% growth
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5.06% growth


The economy of Bowling Green, KY employs 28,247 people. The economy of Bowling Green, KY is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Manufacturing; and Accommodation & Food Service, which employ respectively 4.63; 1.56; and 1.53 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Bowling Green, KY are Manufacturing (4,283), Retail trade (4,016), and Educational Services (3,841), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($52,965), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($39,722), and Finance & Insurance ($38,995).

Median household income in Bowling Green, KY is $35,604. Males in Bowling Green, KY have an average income that is 1.24 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,347. The income inequality of Bowling Green, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.517 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Bowling Green, KY. In Warren County, KY the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 70 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,117. Perry County, KY has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Kentucky.


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Bowling Green, KY is home to a population of 61,617 people, from which 89.4% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Bowling Green, KY is composed of 44,407 White residents (72.1%), 8,756 Black residents (14.2%), 4,124 Hispanic residents (6.69%), 2,796 Asian residents (4.54%), and 1,217 Two+ residents (1.98%). The most common foreign languages in Bowling Green, KY are Spanish (3,370 speakers), Serbo-Croatian (1,514 speakers), and Other Asian (1,240 speakers), but compared to other places, Bowling Green, KY has a relative high number of Serbo-Croatian (1,514 speakers), Other Asian (1,240 speakers), and Arabic (1,162 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Bowling Green, KY awarded 6,738 degrees. The student population of Bowling Green, KY is skewed towards females, with 2,870 male students and 3,868 female students. Most students in Bowling Green, KY are White (5,672 and 84.2%), followed by Black or African American (535 and 7.94%), Hispanic or Latino (117 and 1.74%), and Unknown (93 and 1.38%). The largest universities in Bowling Green, KY by number of graduates are Western Kentucky University (4,163 and 61.8%), Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (2,085 and 30.9%), and PJ's College of Cosmetology-Bowling Green (171 and 2.54%). The most popular majors in Bowling Green, KY are General Studies (276 and 4.1%), Registered Nursing (168 and 2.49%), and Elementary Education & Teaching (123 and 1.83%). The median tuition costs in Bowling Green, KY are N/A for private four year colleges, and $9,482 and $24,132 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Bowling Green, KY is $141,300, which is 0.73 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $134,500 to $141,300, a 5.06% increase. The homeownership rate of Bowling Green, KY is 38.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bowling Green, KY have an average commute time of 16 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bowling Green, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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